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Cottage exterior from Patio
The Ensuite Bedroom
Dining Room & Range.
Warm Happy Dog.
The Snug.
Main Kitchen
Little Kitchen & front entrance.
Main Lounge
Cottage frontage from the Patio
Lounge Library & Games.
Four Poster Bedroom
Ensuite Bathroom
A Communal Bathroom
The Sauna
Cottage exterior from stream
Upper Patio & BBQ.
The BBQ.
Middle Patio from upper Patio
The Raisbeck Stream
The Ensuite Bedroom
Dining Room & Range.
Warm Happy Dog.

Fawcett Mill, Cumbria, Lake District

6 - 16 7 Bed 20 Dining

Large Holiday Cottage for Big Family Groups in Cumbria, Lake District, UK

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Fawcett Mill, Cumbria, Lake District, sleeps 6 - 16 in 7 bedrooms.

Fawcett Mill was built as the Mill Owners House in 1794 and is comfortably furnished in country style with wood beams, log fires, old ranges and 4 poster beds, as well as a sauna, and dining tables enabling everyone to eat together in the same room in front of the Victorian wood burning range.

Available as a whole for larger groups, or in 2 separate entirely self contained internal units; Fawcett Mill House with 3 bedrooms and Curlew Cottage with 4 bedrooms each accommodating up to 6. Each unit has its own entrance, kitchen, toilets and shower rooms, lounge and dining area, and externally a patio area.

Outside as well as the BBQ area, pub style bench tables & umbrellas, there are extensive terraces and patios bordering the stream.

Fawcett Mill has 3 double bedrooms (2 with 4 poster beds), 4 twins (1 with additional bunk beds), and 2 double sofa beds in the lounges (+cots). The cottage is fully centrally heated with solid floors & rugs on the ground floor & fitted carpets throughout the 2 bedroom floors. It has 2 kitchens, 4 bath/shower rooms & a ground floor & top floor lounge. There's free Wifi in the living and dining areas.

The local village of Orton with our "Local" The George, tea-rooms, post office/shop and chocolate factory is 1.5 miles away in popular walking country & on the path of the Coast to Coast walk. There is a local Farmers Market in the village on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Located in the Eden valley in 7 acres of meadowland with the stream running through it from a visible adjacent waterfall, the grounds look across to the quiet Howgill Mountains, the cottage is hidden in the small valley just 2 miles from jct of the M6 motorway. The cottage is just inside the Dales National Park & only a short way from the Lake District, ideally located for visiting the many attractions in both National Parks.

Our next door neighbour local farmers, Steve, Barbara & Michael Dunning at Raisgill Hall Farm, just down the hill, offer stunning lamb & beef from their own herd & flock. Just knock on their door. In spring lambing time they are delighted to introduce visiting children to the new lambs & their mums!


Dog Friendly

By arrangement at £30 extra per dog. Dogs must have their own feeding dishes, not go on beds, chairs or sofas and be on lead.Sheep country!

Disabled Facilities



Payfone & mobile coverage on some networks in some parts of the cottage. Free Wifi in the Living /Dining Room. Not fast but ok for emails & searches


2 kitchens the larger being adjacent to the dining room, the smaller often used as the "bar" area!

Dining Room

The Dining Room is adjacent to the main kitchen, & will seat all close to the log burning victorian range..

Sitting Room

2 sitting rooms one downstairs & one on the top floor..

TV and Music Facilities

Each of the 2 lounges have large led flatscreen TVs connected to Freesat, video and CD system. There are stereo blue tooth speakers in the dining room

Games Room


Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout plus a log burning Range in the dining room & a log burning stove in the groundfloor lounge


3 Double bedrooms (2 with four-poster beds). 4 Twin and 2 bunks as well as 2 double sofa beds/futons.


Bed linen provided. Please bring your own personal towels. If required bedlinen is left out for the sofabed/futon.


2 bathrooms one is ensuite & the other bathroom on the ground floor, and 2 shower rooms one on ground floor & one on middle floor..

Children's Facilities

2 Cots. 2 High Chairs.


Stone built BBQ outside main kitchen door to patio & 3 pub style bench tables with parasols on upper patio & seating on lower terraces by stream.

Swimming Pool

No. But the stream can be fun to paddle around in in the summer.


Ample private parking in turning circle immediately adjacent to cottage..


Absolutely No Smoking of either the tobacco or electronic type indoors.

Booking Information

Christmas from £3495 [4 nts] . New Year from £3795 [4nts]. Wkly changeover day Saturday. Security deposit £250. 20% deposit reqd to make a booking. Balance 8 weeks prior.

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Fawcett Mill

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Weekly Price
From £2295
3 Night Weekend
From £1595
Midweek per night
From £400


Fawcett Mill is only 3 miles from junction 38 off the M6 motorway and 14 miles from the West Coast mainline station at Oxenholme (Kendal).

  • Orton 1.5 miles. Kirkby Stephen,9 miles. Kendal 14 miles.
  • Post Office/shop in Orton [advance tel orders] Supermarkets at Kirkby Stephen. ASDA and Morrisons in Kendal offer internet ordered deliveries.
  • The George Hotel, Orton; The Cross Keys, Tebay. The Kings Head or Black Swan at Ravenstonedale or Butchers Arms at Crosby Ravensworth. The Bay Horse at Winton.
  • Manchester 85 miles.
  • Oxenholme (Kendal).

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